The Greater Munising Bay Partnership for Commerce Development

The GMBPCD aims to promote tourism and economic development in Alger County. The mission of the GMBPCD is to foster a strong economic environment, which contributes to the well being of the municipality, townships and villages in Alger County. We will collaborate with and support our area and businesses by formulating sound economic programs and policies that attract, maintain, and provide incentives to business and property owners. We also work to mobilize our area’s resources to create and design consistent marketing strategies to increase tourism by promoting silent/motorized sports and events. The GMBPCD works to enhance and open more lines of communication between public and private businesses, associations, agencies and organizations.  The GMBPCD is the umbrella organization for the Alger County Chamber of Commerce.


The Alger County Chamber of Commerce

At the Alger County Chamber of Commerce, we prefer to face challenges head on, and with the collective wit of our business community. We believe that a strong region builds strong communities, and our focus on communication and positive energy is always a top priority. We would not exist without the support of our business community and ask, each and every day, that we all do our best to communicate issues directly for a fast and efficient resolution. This approach will allow us to not only grow together, but to sustain this growth for generations to come. Let's build this Chamber together!

Munising Downtown Development Authority

The Munising DDA strives to make the downtown a vibrant space that will attract local residents, visitors, and boost commerce in the DDA district. The DDA is dedicated to enriching the lives of people living in Munising by supporting them through change and by enabling them to determine and develop their own communities.

Downtown Munising

Dr. Kathy Reynolds

Dr. Kathy Reynolds

About the Director:

Dr. Reynolds brings a wealth of business knowledge to the organizations, as well as all the businesses they represent. Her education includes a Bachelor of Science in Business Education and Social Science, a Master of Arts degree in Education and Student Affairs, and a Ph.D. in Higher Education. She has over 20 years of administrative and faculty experience in higher education settings, as well as work experience in private and non-profit organizations. A few of the positions Reynolds has held include Campus Director for Brown Mackie (formerly Michiana College), where she supervised creation and operations of a new branch of the college in Fort Wayne, Indiana; Executive Director for a newly-formed Michigan State University Northern Area Health Education Center in Marquette; and Vice President for Enrollment Management and Student Development at Finlandia University in Hancock.